Police launch murder investigation after man fatally stabbed in Birmingham 

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in north west Birmingham this afternoon.

Officers found a man in his twenties with serious injuries on Lozells Street, Lozells at just before 3.30pm.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics he was confirmed dead before arriving at hospital.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in north west Birmingham this afternoon

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in north west Birmingham this afternoon

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in north west Birmingham this afternoon

Officers found a man in his twenties with serious injuries on Lozells Street, Lozells at just before 3.30pm

Officers found a man in his twenties with serious injuries on Lozells Street, Lozells at just before 3.30pm

Officers found a man in his twenties with serious injuries on Lozells Street, Lozells at just before 3.30pm

Firearms officers later stopped a car in Alum Rock Road and a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The man – who is understood to be known to the victim – has been taken into police custody for questioning.

A section of Lozells Street has been cordoned off to enable officers to carry out enquiries.

A section of Lozells Street has been cordoned off to enable officers to carry out enquiries

A section of Lozells Street has been cordoned off to enable officers to carry out enquiries

A section of Lozells Street has been cordoned off to enable officers to carry out enquiries

The man - who is understood to be known to the victim - has been taken into police custody for questioning

The man - who is understood to be known to the victim - has been taken into police custody for questioning

The man – who is understood to be known to the victim – has been taken into police custody for questioning

A blue tent was erected just yards from a chemists in the street, where a group of onlookers were standing at the police cordon

A blue tent was erected just yards from a chemists in the street, where a group of onlookers were standing at the police cordon

A blue tent was erected just yards from a chemists in the street, where a group of onlookers were standing at the police cordon

A blue tent was erected just yards from a chemists in the street, where a group of onlookers were standing at the police cordon. 

Detective Inspector Nick Barnes, from the force’s homicide unit, said: ‘A man has sadly lost his life at the hands of a knife and we are now working to establish exactly why this happened.

‘Although a man has been arrested I would urge anyone with information which can help our enquiries to contact us.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101 any time, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 1597 of 17/11/19.